The five stories in The Real Thing provide an entertaining mix of laughter and excitement, as well as an insight into the underworld of Sydney - an often violent and cynical world, but also with its fair share of rough humour and memorable characters.

Author

Robert G. Barrett

Barrett was born in Bondi, Australia, the son of George and Marguerite Barrett. He left school at 14 to do a few odd jobs before taking on a trade as a butcher around the eastern suburbs of Sydney. He gave up his trade when a hind of beef fell on him and injured his shoulder. While he was on worker's compensation, he completed three writing courses at the WEA (Workers' Educational Association). When his sickness benefits ran out he worked in various jobs, DJ, barman, or went on the dole. His first writing job was gag writing for disc jockeys on Radio 2SM. He also signed on with a casting agent and started acting in commercials and television series and appeared in what he says are 'two classic A-grade clunkers'; the movies Bullamakanka and The Empty Beach.

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Series: Les Norton

Series: Mick Vincent

ISBN
0330271644

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